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Which Side Are You On? (11 Edition)

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Front flap:

Itand#8217;s 1931 in the mountains of Kentucky. Under a bed, in a rickety coal-company house, seven kids are hiding. Sam, their daddy, is also hiding, somewhere across the mountain. Outside, men paid by the company are shooting at the windows and walls. Florence, the kidsand#8217; mother, defends her family with the only weapon she has: words. She is writing a song.

Whatand#8217;s going on here? Donand#8217;t ask me. Let Omie, the oldest, tell it.

Back flap:

George Ella Lyon was raised in Harlan County, Kentucky, where Florence Reece wrote and#147;Which Side Are You On?and#8221; The daughter of a dry-cleaner and a community worker, George Ella grew up with one older brother in a house full of music, stories, and books.

Her first ambition was to be a neon sign maker. Much later, she planned to be a folk singer in Greenwich Village. While she chose the path of words, Lyon still writes songs. Recently she was part of Public Outcry, a band performing to make people aware of the ruin caused by mountaintop removal coal mining.

Among Lyonand#8217;s recent books are All the Water in the World; The Pirate of Kindergarten, Schneider Family Book Award winner; and You and Me and Home Sweet Home, a Jane Addams Honor Book.

Married to musician/writer Steve Lyon, she lives in Lexington, Kentucky, and has two sons.

Christopher Cardinale had a rootless upbringing following his educator parents through five states from Ohio to New Mexico. Independently, he continued his nomadic life in Guatamala and Mexico, finally settling in Brooklyn, New York. Inspired by Mexican muralism and anarchist punk collectives, Christopher works within marginally defined communities, painting murals whose subjects include the anti-globalization and anti-war movements. His large-scale murals can be viewed in New York, Italy, Greece and Mexico.

He illustrated Mr. Mendozaand#8217;s Paintbrush, by Luis Alberto Urrea. It was chosen by Kirkus Reviews as one of 2010and#8217;s Best Books for Teens.

Review:

"Writing in the folksy voice of the daughter of a Kentucky coal miner, Lyon (All the Water in the World) tells the story of the genesis of a pro-union song written by Florence Reece (the fictionalized narrator's mother) in 1931. Evoking woodblocks and scratchboard, Cardinale's (Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush) hard-edged illustrations provide the tale's momentum and amplify its grittiness. The narrator and her siblings are shown hiding under the bed early on, as bullets zing through the windows and walls of their company home; they are meant for the children's father, a miner and union organizer. Dodging bullets, their mother tears a page from a calendar and writes the eponymous song, a rallying cry for oppressed workers ('Don't scab for the bosses./ Don't listen to their lies'); the lyrics appear in ribboned banners throughout, encircling mining tools and rifles. Lyon's storytelling jumps between speech-balloon dialogue and the girl's clipped observations ('This is how the night goes: bullets through the walls, talk under the bed, words on the page'). It's a high-stakes account of grace under pressure. An afterword provides additional historical context. Ages 7 — 12." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Come all you good workers

Good news to you I'll tell

of how the good ol' union

has come in here to dwell.

Synopsis:

Come all you poor workers

Good news to you Iand#8217;ll tell

Of how the good old union

Has come in here to dwell.

Which side are you on?

Which side are you on?

Synopsis:

Which Side Are You On? tells the story of the classic union song that was written in 1931 by Florence Reece in a rain of bullets. It has been sung by people fighting for their rights all over the world. Florence's husband Sam was a coal miner in Kentucky. Many of the coal mines were owned by big companies, who kept wages low and spent as little money on safety as possible. Miners lived in company houses on company land and were paid in scrip, good only at the company store. The company owned the miners sure as sunrise.

That's why they had to have a union. Miners went on strike until they could get better pay, safer working conditions, and health care. The company hired thugs to attack union organizers like Sam Reece.

George Ella Lyon tells this hair-raising story through the eyes of one of Florence's daughters, a dry-witted, pig-tailed gal whose vantage point is from under the bed with her six brothers and sisters. The thugs' bullets hit the thin doors and windows of the company house and the kids lying low wonder whether they're going to make it out of this alive; wonder exactly if this strike will make their lives better or end them, but their mother keeps scribbling and singing. "We need a song," she tells her kids. That's not at all what they think they need. Graphic novelist Christopher Cardinale brings Florence's triumphant story to life in true rip-roaring union style.

Selected as an IRA Notable Book for a Global Society and a 2012 Skipping Stones Honor Book.

About the Author

George Ella Lyon was born and raised in Harlan County, Kentucky, the daughter of a dry-cleaner and a community worker. She grew up with one older brother in a house full of music, stories, and books. Her first ambition was to be a neon sign maker. Much later, she planned to be a folk singer in Greenwich Village. Finally she realized it was the music in the words she was after, and she has been after it ever since.

Lyon is the author of With a Hammer for My Heart (a novel), Catalpa (poems, winner of the Appalachian Book of the Year Award) and Where I'm From, Where Poems Come From, a primer for young poets. Her books for young readers include five novels (Borrowed Children, The Stranger I Left Behind, and Here and Then), 22 picture books (among them Come a Tide, Together, Who Came Down That Road?, Counting on the Woods and Book), and an an autobiography, A Wordful Child.

Married to musician Steve Lyon, she lives in Lexington, Kentucky, and has two sons.

Christopher Cardinale had a rootless upbringing following his educator parents through five states from Ohio to New Mexico. Independently, he continued his nomadic life in Guatamala and Mexico, finally settling in Brooklyn, New York. Inspired by Mexican muralism and anarchist punk collectives, Christopher works within marginally defined communities, painting murals whose subjects include the anti-globalization and anti-war movements. His large-scale murals can be viewed in New York, Italy, Greece and Mexico.

Publishing credits include a story in the Wobblies, a graphic history of industrial workers of the world; extensive features in the legendary WW3 Illustrated Magazine; and his riveting depiction of Hurricane Katrinaand#8217;s aftermath in New Orleans became the first cover story comic in Punk Planetand#8217;s history. He is currently working on a graphic novel celebrating his passion for cycling, which includes poignant graphic memorials about those whoand#8217;ve been killed by cars while biking.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933693965
Subtitle:
The Story of a Song
Author:
Lyon, George Ella
Author:
Cardinale, Christopher
Author:
Lyon, George Ella
Publisher:
Cinco Puntos Press
Subject:
Music-Popular Songbooks
Subject:
Children s Music-General
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20111004
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Writing in the folksy voice of the daughter of a Kentucky coal miner, Lyon (All the Water in the World) tells the story of the genesis of a pro-union song written by Florence Reece (the fictionalized narrator's mother) in 1931. Evoking woodblocks and scratchboard, Cardinale's (Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush) hard-edged illustrations provide the tale's momentum and amplify its grittiness. The narrator and her siblings are shown hiding under the bed early on, as bullets zing through the windows and walls of their company home; they are meant for the children's father, a miner and union organizer. Dodging bullets, their mother tears a page from a calendar and writes the eponymous song, a rallying cry for oppressed workers ('Don't scab for the bosses./ Don't listen to their lies'); the lyrics appear in ribboned banners throughout, encircling mining tools and rifles. Lyon's storytelling jumps between speech-balloon dialogue and the girl's clipped observations ('This is how the night goes: bullets through the walls, talk under the bed, words on the page'). It's a high-stakes account of grace under pressure. An afterword provides additional historical context. Ages 7 — 12." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
Come all you good workers

Good news to you I'll tell

of how the good ol' union

has come in here to dwell.

"Synopsis" by ,

Come all you poor workers

Good news to you Iand#8217;ll tell

Of how the good old union

Has come in here to dwell.

Which side are you on?

Which side are you on?

"Synopsis" by ,

Which Side Are You On? tells the story of the classic union song that was written in 1931 by Florence Reece in a rain of bullets. It has been sung by people fighting for their rights all over the world. Florence's husband Sam was a coal miner in Kentucky. Many of the coal mines were owned by big companies, who kept wages low and spent as little money on safety as possible. Miners lived in company houses on company land and were paid in scrip, good only at the company store. The company owned the miners sure as sunrise.

That's why they had to have a union. Miners went on strike until they could get better pay, safer working conditions, and health care. The company hired thugs to attack union organizers like Sam Reece.

George Ella Lyon tells this hair-raising story through the eyes of one of Florence's daughters, a dry-witted, pig-tailed gal whose vantage point is from under the bed with her six brothers and sisters. The thugs' bullets hit the thin doors and windows of the company house and the kids lying low wonder whether they're going to make it out of this alive; wonder exactly if this strike will make their lives better or end them, but their mother keeps scribbling and singing. "We need a song," she tells her kids. That's not at all what they think they need. Graphic novelist Christopher Cardinale brings Florence's triumphant story to life in true rip-roaring union style.

Selected as an IRA Notable Book for a Global Society and a 2012 Skipping Stones Honor Book.

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